Indiana Senate Democratic Caucus

2020 Indiana Senate Democrats’ Policy Platform

Health | Voter Access | Criminal Justice | Education | Animal Rights | Environment | Tax and Fiscal

CRIMINAL JUSTICE

  • Legalize medical marijuana

  • Legalize recreational marijuana
  • Decriminalize marijuana
  • Police body cameras

HEALTH

  • Address racial disparities in the healthcare sector

  • Curb prescription drug costs
  • Increase price transparency
  • Provide comprehensive sex education
Protect our environment

ELECTIONS

  • Create an independent redistricting commission

  • Extend polling hours
  • Allow students to use university ID’s to vote
  • Allow incarcerated individuals the right to vote

EDUCATION

  • Create accountability for virtual schools

  • Increase teacher pay
  • Eliminate lunch shaming
  • Tie university funding to minority completion rates

TAX & FISCAL

  • Increase minimum wage

  • Create a corporate tax moratorium
  • Create a progressive income tax
  • Lower sales tax from 7% to 6%; begin taxing services instead

ENVIRONMENT

  • Repeal the plastic bag ban

  • Repeal the prohibition on locals setting a minimum wage
  • Create renewable energy standards
  • Phase out use of Styrofoam
  • Phase out single-use plastics
  • Repeal the phase-out of net metering

ANIMAL RIGHTS

  • Create an animal abuse registry

  • Require breeder’s to acquire state breeder’s license
  • Prohibit pet stores from selling puppy mill dogs

ENVIRONMENT

  • Repeal the plastic bag ban

  • Repeal the prohibition on locals setting a minimum wage
  • Create renewable energy standards
  • Phase out use of Styrofoam
  • Phase out single-use plastics
  • Repeal the phase-out of net metering

ANIMAL RIGHTS

  • Create an animal abuse registry

  • Require breeder’s to acquire state breeder’s license
  • Prohibit pet stores from selling puppy mill dogs

TAX & FISCAL

  • Increase minimum wage

  • Create a corporate tax moratorium
  • Create a progressive income tax
  • Lower sales tax from 7% to 6%; begin taxing services instead

ELECTIONS

  • Create an independent redistricting commission

  • Extend polling hours
  • Allow students to use university ID’s to vote
  • Allow incarcerated individuals the right to vote

CRIMINAL JUSTICE

  • Legalize medical marijuana

  • Legalize recreational marijuana
  • Decriminalize marijuana
  • Police body cameras

HEALTH

  • Address racial disparities in the healthcare sector

  • Curb prescription drug costs
  • Increase price transparency
  • Provide comprehensive sex education

EDUCATION

  • Create accountability for virtual schools

  • Increase teacher pay
  • Eliminate lunch shaming
  • Tie university funding to minority completion rates